Art Fair Philippines 2013

Art Fair Philippines 2013: An Art Attack in the Carpark

 
Be prepared for an art attack this Chinese New Year weekend.  Visit the Art Fair Philippines 2013 at the 6th level of The Link (carpark), in Ayala Center, Makati from February 7-10 and enjoy the visual feast showcasing “The Best in Philippine Contemporary Art.” There are 24 galleries and art groups participating, with big names as well as up and coming names in the Philippine arts scene being represented.
A visitor to the fair may be in for a sensory overload, as there’s quite a number of artworks on display at the carpark-turned-art-gallery for the weekend. One cannot miss the San … Continue Reading →


Manila’s Elite in the Eyes of Claudio Bravo

 In the 1960s, then up and coming Chilean artist Claudio Bravo was invited to visit the Philippines by no less than President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos. Bravo stayed for around six months in 1968 and did commissioned portraits of some of Manila’s rich and famous. These portraits are the focus of an ongoing exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.
The Embassy of Chile and geothermal energy producer Energy Development Corporation presents Claudio Bravo: Sojourn in Manila at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila as a tribute to the world-renowned hyperrealist artist who died last year. It is also a celebration … Continue Reading →


Marcel Antonio’s Romantic Lie

Ongoing at the Yuchengco Museum in RCBC Plaza, Makati is an exhibition of the latest collection of paintings by Marcel Antonio. Titled “The Romantic Lie: Desire, Ennui, Anxiety,” Antonio’s works here are replete with symbolism and peopled by characters with different stories to tell. Animals, like an owl, hare and rooster, as well as whimsical images such as a winged horse and winged boots are strategically placed in some works, which should predictably elicit varied interpretations. Desire, ennui and anxiety are seen in the characters’ faces and postures, with men and women alike gazing out longingly into the unknown and at least … Continue Reading →